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Newtown Quakers talk about school funding gaps


Community activists and members of Newtown Quaker Meeting, Nancy Martin and Pat McBee will lead a discussion via Zoom for the adult class of Newtown Quaker Meeting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 on “Why we should care about the gaps in school funding.”
Visit Zoom Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow at 11 a.m. The public is invited for all events.
Martin and McBee will lead a discussion on why it matters even to those of us in well-funded districts, and what we can do to make a difference.

In October, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be defending itself in court in a lawsuit charging that the state government violates the Pennsylvania constitution requirement that the state must provide “for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the commonwealth.” The lawsuit argues that schools are inadequately and inequitably funded in districts throughout Pennsylvania.
Martin began her career as a teacher in the New York City public school system. She has worked as a staff developer, administrator and adjunct professor. McBee is a retired nonprofit administrator and a teacher and writer on Quaker spirituality. Both presenters represent Newtown Quaker Meeting on the Education Justice Team of POWER Interfaith in Bucks County.